Britain is renowned for its hiking trails whether you are walking through forest, fields or even up a mountain. Each trail carries some kind of risk of injury especially from slips, trip and falls. However some trails in Britain are more dangerous than others.
What types of trails are more renowned for slip, trip and fall injury and worse?
Some of the trickier, more dangerous trails are those running up the side of the mountains in Britain. The reason why slips, trips and falls are common on these trails is that the paths are difficult to navigate from long steep slopes to unpredictable ridges and holes. Even if you are an experienced walker and know these trails they can still surprise you and cause slips, trips and falls especially when landslides have occurred.
How to avoid a slip, trip or fall when walking on these trails
To help avoid having a nasty even potentially fatal slip, trip or fall whilst walking up one of the mountains you have to always be aware of your surroundings and always be prepared. Whether you are traipsing around Scotland’s Ben Nevis or Wales’ Snowdon you always need to make sure you look where you are walking at all times and never lose concentration as obstacles can appear suddenly, causing you to sustain a fall injury.
If you start to feel tired then take a break to recover and rehydrate as you need to stay energised to navigate these paths safely. Other things to remember to avoid sustaining a trip or fall injury is to make sure you take emergency supplies, especially food, water, a blanket and a light. If you become dehydrated the risk of having an accident such as a slip, trip or fall will increase greatly. However, if you do have an accident these supplies will stop you going hungry or cold which could turn a fall injury into something much worse such as pneumonia.
Unfortunately accidents such as slips, trips and falls can and do happen. If you have sustained a fall injury within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as slip, trip and fall claims.
To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour free phone today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice